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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (959 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Billingham Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hailed as one of the UK’s strongest contemporary thriller writers, Mark Billingham may be the most exciting author to hit the noir fiction scene in years. With In the Dark, Billingham steps briefly away from his bestselling series featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne and delivers a powerful story of cops, street gangs, and career criminals that twists and turns into dark, unexpected areas. In the Dark is a magnificent achievement by a modern master who’s been compared enthusiastically to Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and George Pellacanos, and whose latest novel, Death Message, has recently been named the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A cunning variation on the serial-murder theme.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Assured and shocking thriller.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Excellent…. Billingham does for South London what Richard Price does for Manhattan’s Lower East Side in Lush Life.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Billingham has become a major player in the British crime-fiction world, but this is a definite misstep. Fans will stick with him, and libraries will need to have all the Thorne novels on the shelf.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Abholler | 2/14/2014

    " British procedural. Main character is a very pregnant cop who must solve a crime no one else appears to recognize as such. Excellent story; the main character is appealing, and even the "bad guys" evoke sympathy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by THOMAS | 2/5/2014

    " Nice. Kinda like a UK George Pelecanos. Corner boys, Cops, grizzled old gangsters. In fact - - wait - - it's like if a Mike Hodges character ran up against the Wire boys. Any doubt who would win? Yeah. Interesting people, unexpected twists. Good stuff here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dave | 2/2/2014

    " I think that it is probably a good read. But I just couldn't get into it and gave up half way through. I did try "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Horsfall | 1/23/2014

    " This was my first Mark Billingham novel, having not yet read any of the Thorne series (I do intend to). It took me a few chapters to adapt to the writing style as it reads more like a movie script than a standard novel but as the plot takes hold and intrigues, it is this style that adds weight to the book and really does work. The plot itself is multilayered in presenting many different perspectives on the seemingly straightforward death of a police officer. Of course it is not straightforward at all as the officer's heavily pregnant and adulterous wife (a policewoman herself) finds out as she sets out to untangle the complex reason behind her husband's death. Billingham does a great job is showing life on the other side of the tracks, even evoking sympathy with the supposed killer, Theo. In The Dark builds up nicely as the puzzle is solved, although the ending for me was inevitable. "

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